How to tap in to Smart Ticketing

Smart Ticketing makes it easier to plan and pay for public transport. Enjoy the convenience of tapping on and off with your Visa, Mastercard or American Express card or device.

Follow our three simple steps to get the most out of Smart Ticketing.

Smart Ticketing is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1

Present one card or device per customer. 

Step 2

Tap on, hop on, hop off, tap off with the same card or device.

Step 3

Use Smart Ticketing equipment wrapped in The Connecting Thread artwork.

Smart Ticketing customer trials

What is a customer trial?

Smart Ticketing customer trials are an important part of our rollout plan. Our customer trials allow you (and us) to try out new ways to pay. Find out more about what a customer trial is.

We will notify you when there is a trial available for your travel. 

For more information, check out our Smart Ticketing trial FAQs.

How do I participate?

All you need is a contactless Visa, Mastercard or American Express debit or credit card, including cards in the digital wallet of your smartphone, smart watch or other wearable devices. Sign up to our newsletter so we can let you know when you can tap in. 

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Tap in to Smart Ticketing

What is the benefit of Smart Ticketing?

Smart Ticketing lets you pay your own way for public transport. Many of us are now used to tapping to pay for our daily coffee and groceries, and you'll be able to tap on and off to pay for your travel.

Smart Ticketing makes paying for your travel convenient, easy, and safe. 

How safe is Smart Ticketing?

Smart Ticketing prioritises safety and security, especially when it comes to personal data and payment information. Between Translink and banking partners, there are multiple layers of security to keep your details safe. 

Just like any other transaction with contactless payment technology, your transactions are safe, secure and touch free.

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